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  1. i have a some oem motherboards and am looking for i/o plates because oem boards do not come with em


    i may have found one for my MSI but still waiting to hear back

    i also contacted Tyan via email


    just trying to find a online store or something who sells many different types of i/o panels and other leftover mobo parts


    the following are the 2 that i definately need to get:

    Tyan s2098

    MSI 845GLMS-L

  2. yep. thanks.  koncked the audio panel connectors off and didn't plug them back in.



    same thing happend when i got my Aopen board, i couldnt get any sound to work at all, then i realized that i was missing all of the jumpers to enable the sound

    im guessing they assume all users run front sound?

    dunno, all is well now

  3. Limited Warranty Coverage



    Should a product prove to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, MSI will, at its sole option, repair the product or replace with a same or similar product.


    Replacement Product may include new, remanufactured, or refurbished product and parts.


    MSI will provide one-way freight free of charge via UPS or Fed-x Ground Service when returning the product to the customer.




    also note: if you decide to solder a new cap onto the board, you will lose your 3 year manufacture warrenty

  4. 1st things 1st, how old is your board? does it still have a warrenty?

    if it does, dont bother fixing anything and send it back to MSI

    if no warrenty.....

    yes, you can solder a new cap onto the board, bring the old cap up to radioshack and they can help you find a replacement (most of the guys up there know about electronic components and what will work)

    solder the new one on using a low wattage fine tip solder iron

    maybe a 25watt with silver solder


    while your at it, check to see if any other caps are loose


    i would recommmend this or similar mobo as a replacement:


  5. system specs:

    intel p4 2.4 non ht


    133mhz sdram ddr 512mb

    no use for sata

    3 pci slots max (case isnt large enough to fit a full atx format)

    needs onboard audio and video


    i was thinking i should stay with the 845GL chipset, but can i upgrade to a better chipset and still run the 400fsb and sdram?


    what do the other 845 chipsets have compared to the GL?

  6. Ok my friend is running a Dell computer ( I know, I know first mistake) and they windows xp professional as her operating system. Recently I was over at her house working on her computer removing spyware and something I came across that was extremely had me puzzled was that when I restarted the computer every time or even did a fresh start up it took atleast 5 minutes of looking at the boot screne before going to loading xp screen. Any clue as to why this is...I can't really give to much more info than that since I am not at the computer itself nor is it. Just wondering if anyone out there ever heard of an issue like this one. Thanksa again!



    it actually takes 5 minutes?


    try this:

    go into the bios, in the boot settings, theres a quick boot option

    see if its enabled... if not, do it

    while in the same boot settings area, look for an option to display the loading info instead of hiding it also known as "silent boot"


    this will show you exactly what is causing the lag

  7. PSU is crapping out or is of insufficeint wattage.

    Possible loose wires inside case.

    Possible motherboard grounding out.




    impossible to have insufficient watts

    no loose wires (anyways, ive never herd of a computer having bare wires hanging around)

    everything internal is untouched from the factory


    but i will look into wether the psu is dying

    i also have another mobo that im gonna try out to see if its hardware related




    i fixed the problem, i had a spare 845gl mobo laying around and transferred all of the hardware onto it, installed the os and it doesnt crash, lockup, shutdown (everything the last mobo did)

    after physically looking at the mobo, i noticed that all of the capacitators seem to hav raised tops indicating a blown cap

    either i can replace every cap for $2ea or just replace it all together

    im going with replace it

    my tyan flex atx fits perfectly, but its mine, so unless i find another option, im getting another tyan to replace the pos that was in there

  8. ok heres whats up...

    im trying to troubleshoot an HP Pavilion for a guy at work....

    the problem is that the pc shuts down every time you try to load the operating system

    (had xp homo edition) i tried booting knoppix from a live cd and it also shut down in the middle of loading

    i reinstalled the hd with win 2k pro and it cant finish the setup process because windows requires the os to be running to finish

    but as before, it just shuts down


    i was able to boot my Hiren's Boot CD and ran all the tests that i could and all seemed to pass

    hd passed surface scan, read, write

    proc finished PI

    i ran memtest for 6 hours with no errors

    overall mobo test passed


    dunno wtf to do



    any suggestions?

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